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Learning Who’s in Charge

Keep your head in the game today by remembering that God is sovereign and He is orchestrating all circumstances, even the ones that appear to be bad, to cause His plan to become a reality. “God CAUSES all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according […]

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Riding or Driving?

“My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.”  John 10:27 When traveling in a car, do you prefer driving or being the passenger? Several people I know, especially “Type A” personalities like me, prefer driving because we like to be in control. The passenger role is a difficult spot. Think […]

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Mighty God Comes to Earth

Hundreds of years ago, God spoke through the prophet Isaiah these words: “For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; and the government will rest on His shoulders; and His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6 Mary, the mother of […]

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Get Your Priorities in Order

We all have a natural (old nature) default to focus on ourselves more than God or anyone else.  We must learn to recalibrate our minds and reset our priorities. Read the very short 2 chapters of the book of Haggai in the Old Testament. It’s an excellent reminder to examine our motives and agendas. “Now […]

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A New Heart, A New Life

I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me. Galatians 2:20 This truth demands us to ask […]

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Magnificent Obsession

This is the perfect week to reflect on how much God loves you.  Jesus paid it ALL!  Close your eyes and imagine what Jesus went through for you.  The only natural response is to say “thank you” and then to feel compelled to love Him in return.  We so easily forget the magnitude and significance […]

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When in Need of Wisdom

“Who among you is wise and understanding?”  (James 3:13).  When in need of wisdom, where do you go?  We have two choices.  Read about the options in James 3:13-18. (Click here http://bible.com/100/jas.3.13-18.nasb) Option 1:  Earthly wisdom A. Source: Earthly – of this world for this world Natural – based on feelings Demonic – influenced and inspired […]

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Finding and Replacing Your Idols

What is an idol?  It is anything that has become more important to you than God, anything that dominates your thinking more than God.  We can make an idol out of anything, and we do.  Idol-making is a natural process, for every human longs to live for something, therefore we continually search for some idea, […]

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Be Quick to Open

“Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me.”   Revelation 3:20 God loves us enough to come “knocking on the door of our hearts,” even when, or especially when, we are […]

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What Do We Lack?

The following account from the life of Jesus (Mark 10) is an indictment of the American culture.  We are religious and rich, yet often find ourselves lacking something.  What is it? As Jesus started on his way, a man ran up to him and fell on his knees before him. “Good teacher,” he asked, “what […]

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